Most local schools again exceed expectations

By Todd Mishler

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Students in the Elkhorn Area School District turned in another banner year in 2016-17, according to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction report cards.

Five of the seven schools in the district exceeded expectations, which meant they needed to score 83.0 or higher out of 100.

Westside Elementary and Elkhorn Area High School still met expectations — scoring between 63.0 and 72.9.

Westside equaled that 72.9 barrier, while EAHS wasn’t far off with its 70.4 overall score.

The goal of the report cards is for schools and districts to use the performance data to target areas that need improving and prepare students for whatever their next step is, whether it’s going up a grade level, graduation, college or a career.

Jason Tadlock, in his fifth year as district administrator, said the numbers may fluctuate and can be misleading because the state’s standards changed from year one to year two. However, he said the district performed admirably in many areas.

To read more on how Elkhorn schools did, including comments from Tadlock, see the Jan. 4 issue of the Independent.


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